Our PANS Team

Jennifer Frankovich, MD, MS
Director of PANS Program &
PANS Rheumatologist/ Autoimmunity Specialist

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
     

Bahare Farhadian, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Director of Clinic Operations &
PANS Nurse Practitioner

 

Joanne Cheung, BS
Clinic Care Coordinator

Alison Kotzen, NP
PANS Nurse Practitioner

 

Sana Ahmed, LCSW
PANS Psychotherapist

  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Department of Social Services

Margo Thienemann, MD
Director of Psychiatry Services &
PANS Psychiatrist (expertise in O.C.D.)

  • Clinical Professor
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences -
    Child & Adolesecent Psychiatry 

Theresa Willett, MD, PhD
PANS Pediatrician w/ a PhD in Immunology

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Melissa Silverman, MD
PANS Psychiatrist

  • Clinical Instructor
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences -
    Child & Adolesecent Psychiatry 

Joseph Hernandez, MD, PhD
PANS Immunologist/Immunodeficiency Specialist 

  • Postdoctoral Medical Fellow
  • Stanford Children's Health
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

 

Jeanne Kane, MA
Education Specialist

  • Hospital Education Advocacy Liason (HEAL) Program
  • Stanford Children's Health

Kristine Faith Espinoza, BS
Research Assistant

We are actively seeking donations to support the expansion of our clinical team. Most importantly, we would like to bring on more PANS dedicated clinicians including an infectious disease specialist, a CBT/ERP therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and a full-time psychiatrist.